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    US Embassy in Baghdad under mortar attack




    US Embassy in Baghdad under mortar attack.



    https://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status...67011705806848


    https://twitter.com/InstaNewsAlerts/...68024466624513



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    What do you have to do to get stationed at that embassy ?
    Do something Danke

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    here's a hot heaping bowl of some social swarm.





    Anne Speckhard@AnneSpeckhard
    25m25 minutes ago

    Breaking: a rocket was launched 10 minutes ago possibly toward the U.S embassy in Baghdad. Launch location the Amana bridge in Baghdad. Blast was loud and us embassy warning all to take cover

    https://twitter.com/AnneSpeckhard/st...69821084168192

    Aurora Intel
    ‏@AuroraIntel
    17m17 minutes ago

    Combing operations now underway in #Baghdad following a launch of some Katyusha rockets towards the US Embassy there.

    https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/stat...71472268484613

    It's important to remind that #Iraq's parliament is [ALREADY] currently discussing about the possibility to officially request a full withdrawal of American troops from the country.
    Who's gaining from this act?

    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/sta...76325178810370


    UPDATE: Reports that National Security Advisor Bolton has just arrived at the White House. If #Iran will be blamed for this attack an American response seems likely.

    6:21 PM - 19 May 2019

    https://twitter.com/InstaNewsAlerts/...76679429779463


    Iraq-i outlets report finding a missile launchpad on the grounds of a university in the center of #Baghdad, presumably from where a Katyusha rocket was fired on the Green Zone.

    https://twitter.com/nabihbulos/statu...77682220691457

    Now just waiting for the finding of a quran and passport



    Aurora Intel
    ‏@AuroraIntel
    30s31 seconds ago

    #Iran|ian-backed Shiite militia affiliated Aletejah TV release first footage of rocket attack on #US Embassy in #Baghdad, #Iraq.

    https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/stat...79418608029696

    (uuhmm.. yea. so WHO sent them the FOOTAGE???.)


    Global: MilitaryInfo
    ‏@Global_Mil_Info

    #BREAKING: A Katyusha rocket landed close to the US embassy, but struck an abandoned building. Security sources believe that the rocket was fired from the eastern side of #Baghdad

    https://twitter.com/Global_Mil_Info/status/
    Last edited by goldenequity; 05-19-2019 at 12:52 PM.

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    Aurora Intel
    ‏@AuroraIntel

    Reports that Iranian and Lebanese (Hezbollah) groups had arrived in these rooms [Babylon Hotel] and are believed to be members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

    (aurora intel? how many R U?? )

    It's concerning that the IRGC and Hezbollah are already being implicated without any apparent evidence.
    (Katushka rockets are like Walmart lawn chairs.)

    zerohedge @zerohedge
    Rocket Fired Toward US Embassy In Central Baghdad, Explosion Reported
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...osion-reported

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    How on earth can anyone say for certain it was a Katushka? Did someone already go in for fragments? Did someone ID it as it flew by at supersonic speed? Can you tell by the boom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    How on earth can anyone say for certain it was a Katushka? Did someone already go in for fragments? Did someone ID it as it flew by at supersonic speed? Can you tell by the boom?

    What are they smoking? Katyushas are an old Russian WW2 weapons.

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    Over-hyped event. One single missile and explosion about a mile away from the US embassy- no threat, no major attack. It hit an abandoned building.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rocke...184134416.html

    Associated Press reporters on the east side of the Tigris River, opposite the Green Zone, heard an explosion, after which alert sirens sounded briefly in Baghdad.

    Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul told The Associated Press that a Katyusha rocket fell near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy. He said the military is investigating the cause but that the rocket was believed to have been fired from east Baghdad. The area is home to Iran-backed Shiite militias.

    Iraq's state-run news agency said a Katyusha rocket crashed inside the Green Zone without causing any casualties.

    The Katyusha multiple rocket launcher is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. Multiple rocket launchers such as these deliver explosives to a target area more quickly than conventional artillery, but with lower accuracy and requiring a longer time to reload. Wikipedia

    Designer: Georgy Langemak
    Used by: Soviet Union
    No. built: ~10,000
    Produced: 1941

    In service: 1939–present
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha_rocket_launcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Over-hyped event. One single missile and explosion about a mile away from the US embassy- no threat, no major attack. It hit an abandoned building.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rocke...184134416.html






    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha_rocket_launcher
    If it landed a mile away then that could not have been the intended target if it was fired less than 6 miles away if it is the older M - 14 version . It would be more accurate than that . The newer version , the Grad has more range , maybe twice that but I am not as familiar with .
    Last edited by oyarde; 05-19-2019 at 02:36 PM.
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    How on earth can anyone say for certain it was a Katushka? Did someone already go in for fragments? Did someone ID it as it flew by at supersonic speed? Can you tell by the boom?

    The old ones make a distinctive howling sound .
    Do something Danke

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    In America you would call these MLRS . It is cheap artillery that will maybe scare the $#@! out of unseasoned troops and thats about it . They have to get lucky to hit what they want. But I do not think you can miss by a mile .
    Do something Danke

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    The smallest , probably older one of course is the 82 but it would not hit an empty building because the range is short enough that it is accurate . It would at least hit a building that was targeted .
    Do something Danke

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    Well of course it is. The CIA, MIC, and big oil was not going to let Trump back out of this. This false flag was inevitable. Could have made some money on the likelihood of this happening.

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    I still encourage them to vote for us to leave . It is the right thing .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    Well of course it is. The CIA, MIC, and big oil was not going to let Trump back out of this. This false flag was inevitable. Could have made some money on the likelihood of this happening.
    next is Iran?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    next is Iran?
    That would turn out even worse than the last two combined . Cannot see what there is in persia anyone in right mind would want that bad.
    Do something Danke



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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    next is Iran?
    It wouldn't matter where it comes from... It will be blamed on Iran. I am very afraid that now Trump wants to deescalate the situation the MIC, CIA, and Powers that be are going to, as they have many times before, conduct a false flag event to prevent it. We will get sucked in no mater what we would rather see, even Trump. When Trump first started pulling troops out at the beginning this was all put into motion to prevent it. This was when he first threatened the profit and livelihood of thousands of military contract companies. Then throw in the big oil companies and they will just add fuel to the fire in any way they can. I hope I'm wrong but I have called it several times before in the last 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    That would turn out even worse than the last two combined . Cannot see what there is in persia anyone in right mind would want that bad.
    Oil.

    The US has been after them since at least the 1953 staged coup by the Brits & US.
    There is no spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    It wouldn't matter where it comes from... It will be blamed on Iran. I am very afraid that now Trump wants to deescalate the situation the MIC, CIA, and Powers that be are going to, as they have many times before, conduct a false flag event to prevent it. We will get sucked in no mater what we would rather see, even Trump. When Trump first started pulling troops out at the beginning this was all put into motion to prevent it. This was when he first threatened the profit and livelihood of thousands of military contract companies. Then throw in the big oil companies and they will just add fuel to the fire in any way they can. I hope I'm wrong but I have called it several times before in the last 20 years.
    Trump has always been after Iran.

    His campaign speech was quite explicit about it & he was always after getting out of the nuclear deal- which was one of the best things Obama did- but we can't have that now, can we.
    There is no spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Oil.

    The US has been after them since at least the 1953 staged coup by the Brits & US.
    That is a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Trump has always been after Iran.

    His campaign speech was quite explicit about it & he was always after getting out of the nuclear deal- which was one of the best things Obama did- but we can't have that now, can we.
    Doesn't change the fact that right now he is making it very public that he actually wants to have diplomatic rather than hostile relations like his own staff does.

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    Looks like Trump is blaming Iran?

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...ads-green-zone
    Trump issued the warning after a rocket landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy on Sunday in Baghdad's Green Zone, further stoking tensions in the region.

    Trump tweeted: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!"
    "It's probably the biggest hoax since Big Foot!" - Mitt Romney 1-16-2012 SC Debate

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    What's to say it wasn't a Cruise missile from one of our carriers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    Doesn't change the fact that right now he is making it very public that he actually wants to have diplomatic rather than hostile relations like his own staff does.
    Thia afternoon

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...049332737?s=20
    "It's probably the biggest hoax since Big Foot!" - Mitt Romney 1-16-2012 SC Debate



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    Quote Originally Posted by tfurrh View Post
    Oh god I hope not... Even if his intel is telling him this I hope he steps back and takes a minute to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Oil.

    The US has been after them since at least the 1953 staged coup by the Brits & US.
    There is plenty of oil . America is not smart enough to get it from people when they invade anyway . So , nuthin" .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfurrh View Post
    Looks like he is just warning them not to do it again so far. Hope he doesn't fall for this $#@! and it doesn't go any further.

    But there is an important point in that article you shared.

    "Iranian officials say the country is not looking for war."

    And

    "Iraq hosts more than 5,000 U.S. troops, and is home to powerful Iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those U.S. forces to leave."

    One of these Militias may be acting on their own and even though we accuse Iran of backing them they are not Iran.

    "

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    There is plenty of oil . America is not smart enough to get it from people when they invade anyway . So , nuthin" .
    Not so sure that it is they want more oil. It's that they want to control competition because they are supplying those who are now sanctioned from buying from Iran.

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    https://twitter.com/HadiNasrallah/st...89219551416320






    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...07891049332737

    Last edited by goldenequity; 05-19-2019 at 05:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post

    https://twitter.com/HadiNasrallah/st...89219551416320
    There it is...

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